Saturday, January 7, 2023


Jack & Rudy were FLYING around the trails today. Zoom!

A light layer of fresh snow on backcountry trails as Jack & Rudy
open up the throttle and begin to fly :)

We interleaved various types of trails today. We kept alternating between backcountry trails and groomed trails at Gold Run Nordic Center. We'd flying along the backcountry for a bit, then dip onto the groomed trails for a bit, then backcountry again, then groomed again, etc. etc. Regardless of where we went the kids were flying!!!

Flying on wide groomed trails.

Flying again in fresh snow on backcountry trails.


Then flying again on groomed trails - you get the idea :)

Jack in a "sprint tuck" and Rudy in a "sprint stretch" - both still
airborne and flying!

I had a hard time picking just one video clip to showcase the fun & flying morning. I finally decided on this great clip skijoring backcountry trails. If your volume is up, you'll hear Rudy talking about 18-19 seconds into the clip. Talkative Rudy uses volume to speed himself up (silly kid). Watch the kids really kick it into overdrive about 45 seconds into the clip. Like I said, we were FLYING today!

[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Of course, flying all morning long means you really need to roll snow angels to cool your jets at any break on the trail :)

The speedy kids cooling the jets.

Always fun to celebrate a fast day with end of run treats!

"Ready, dish them out!" says the focused, happy pair.

I was actually quite surprised the GPS reported our top speed at 24 MPH this morning. I was really expecting a 26 or 27 MPH reading (which we do hit a couple of times a season). Oh well, it was a fast 24!!! 10.3 miles traveled with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 24 MPH.

2022/2023 Season to Date: 57 days on the trails covering 490.2 miles with 43,500 feet of elevation climbed.

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